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July 17, 2023, 5:30 PM

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Financial Times:
Millions of sensitive emails have been missent to the .ML domain due to people mistyping the US military's .MIL domain; Mali retakes control of .ML on July 17  —  Common spelling error has misdirected sensitive Pentagon messages to a company running Mali's internet domain
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft plans to discontinue Games with Gold on September 1 and to replace Xbox Live Gold with Xbox Game Pass Core, which includes 25+ games, on September 14  —  Microsoft is launching a new Xbox Game Pass Core subscription to replace Xbox Live Gold.  This new Game Pass Core offering …
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
Wix debuts AI Site Generator, a tool that can create websites from chat prompts, including e-commerce, scheduling, food ordering, and event ticketing components  —  What does one expect from a website builder in 2023?  That's the question many startups — and incumbents …
Clothilde Goujard / Politico:
The Norwegian Data Protection Authority orders Meta to stop showing users personalized ads for three months starting on August 4 or face a daily ~€89,500 fine  —  Meta's social media platforms will be barred from behavioral advertising in August.  —  3 MINUTES READ
Javier Espinoza / Financial Times:
Sources: the European Commission plans to open an investigation next week into Microsoft for bundling Teams with Office, after deeming concessions insufficient  —  Investigation would centre on claims US tech giant is unfairly linking its videoconferencing app with popular software
Ivan Mehta / TechCrunch:
Meta rebrands Facebook's Watch tab as Video, which will now include all visual content like Reels, long-form content, and live videos, and adds editing features  —  Facebook announced new video-related features today ranging from editing to discovery to make the platform competitive with YouTube and TikTok.
Yogita Khatri / The Block:
Binance completes integrating the Bitcoin Lightning Network, enabling faster and cheaper bitcoin transactions, after setting up Lightning nodes in June 2023  —  - Binance has completed the integration of the Bitcoin Lightning Network.  — The news means Binance users can now deposit and withdraw bitcoin via the Layer 2 network.

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